October 19, 2023
Make a Difference: Support Our Grief and Bereavement Programs
Grief can be an overwhelming journey, but no one should face it alone.
At the Kemp Care Network, we offer vital grief and bereavement programs, providing solace and healing.
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“On August 12, 2016, everything changed. I’m Katherine Brettell, the youngest of four kids in a sports-loving family with supportive parents. My sister Emily unexpectedly passed away at 17. I was just 12 years old. Coping with her loss was excruciating, and I felt isolated at school.
My family struggled to find the professional help we needed. I even contemplated suicide at 13 due to the trauma. My grief eventually led to a physical health crisis, conversion disorder, which caused daily seizures.
I wish we could have found the professional help we needed. Unfortunately, I had to relive my experience with each counselor, which further exacerbated my grief. My dad learned about “Camp Keaton,” a bereavement camp for grieving children and teens. I attended in 2017 and it had a profound impact.
Life has continued, with my siblings moving forward. I’m now in college, studying to become a social services worker.
At 18, I returned to Camp Keaton as a cabin big buddy, one of the most rewarding experiences born from my grief. We need more accessible grief support for families.”